Man United are seemingly eyeing up a potential winter window move for Max Aarons.
As we all know, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is an elite right-back. I’m hard-pressed to find a better defender, particularly in the 1v1 scenario, in world football.
However, United have themselves a problem with ‘The Spider’. He has no competition, meaning the Englishman has started all-but three games across all competitions this season. It’s no surprise then, that recently he picked up an injury. Simply put, the body isn’t meant to play so many games in such a short space of time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose to let Diogo Dalot leave in the summer without replacement, though now he’s seemingly re-evaluating that plan in the January window.
According to the Daily Mail, United ‘have an interest’ in the talented 20-year-old right-back, Max Aarons. It’s claimed that Solskjaer wants to strengthen in that position when the January window opens, with the Old Trafford club ‘keen’ on signing the in-form Norwich City man.
Many will remember Aarons from last season, during which he was excellent for The Canaries in a tough Premier League campaign for Norwich. However, their budding full-back was one of their standout stars throughout.
Aged just 20, Aarons has already amassed over 100 professional games in football, showing an experience and maturity way beyond his years.
Would he be comfortable playing second-fiddle?
Aarons is a different type of full-back to Wan-Bissaka, so the pair would work well together. However, I’m not sure Aarons would be happy only playing 15-20 games a season.
He’s someone who’d want to start week-in-week-out, while he wouldn’t be offered that chance at United – particularly in the big games where Wan-Bissaka is one fo the first names on the team sheet due to his defensive abilities.
From a United standpoint, this move makes perfect sense. Aarons is young, developing all the time and has the potential to be amongst the best full-backs in the country. He’d also be relatively cheap, too. What’s not to like?
I just think Aarons would prefer to move somewhere else, where regular starts would be guaranteed.
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